Jammu(PTI): National Conference on Sunday hit out at Subramanian Swamy for his controversial remarks on mosques and demanded sternest action against him the BJP.
“These anti-Muslim tirades are unacceptable and sternest possible legal action should be taken against Swamy and BJP for hurting the sentiments of Muslims. This is not acceptable to National Conference (NC) and we will oppose such communal and bigoted politics till our last breath. Mosques are dear to every Muslims and Muslims will never allow anyone to belittle the significance and sanctity of mosques,” NC spokesman Junaid Mattu said in a statement.
He said the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir must not harbour any misconceptions about the patience of people.
“This patience is not unlimited and repeated provocations could end up in a very dangerous mess which the BJP-PDP alliance and (Chief Minister) Mufti (Mohammad) Sayeed would be solely responsible for,” he said.
Mattu alleged that Sayeed has brought disgrace and disrepute to the Chief Minister’s chair by being cowed into silence by the BJP and RSS on such issues.
“This is not only a sad day for PDP but also for J&K as we have to witness our Chief Minister bow his head in front of a party which says that mosques are not religious places.” The NC spokesman accused Sayeed of aligning with forces who were now openly questioning the sanctity and status of Mosques as religious places in the country.
“Mufti Mohammad Sayeed should apologise to the people of J&K for the remarks of his ally Subramanian Swamy who has said Mosques can be demolished easily as they according to him were not places of worship,” he said.
“Will Mufti allow this to happen in J&K as well, as part of a deal for him to remain glued to the CM’s Chair?” he asked.